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assassin

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Etymology

From French assassin or [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] assassino, from Arabic حشاشين (haššašīn, hashish users).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
assassin

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  1. One who is motivated by political reasons or money to intentionally kill a particular person.
  2. Any ruthless killer.
  3. (historically) A member of the historical Ismaili Muslim militant group.

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Verb

to assassin

  1. (nonstandard) To assassinate.

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